In a recent press release, the High Commission of India in Ottawa announced the resumption of visa services after a temporary suspension due to safety and security concerns.
India’s High Commission announced on Wednesday that it would resume some visa services in Canada starting from October 26. This decision aims to reduce tensions arising from the murder of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Vancouver.
Last month, India suspended new visas for Canadians and requested Canada to scale down its diplomatic presence following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mention of credible evidence suggesting a potential connection between Indian agents and the murder.
India said that Canada had more diplomats in Delhi than India had in Ottawa and has insisted on achieving parity since the disagreement arose. As a result, Canada withdrew 41 diplomats. Now, there are 21 Canadian diplomats left in India.
Visa Services Resumed:
The High Commission of India in Ottawa, along with its Consulates General in Toronto and Vancouver, had temporarily suspended visa services.
The suspension was a result of safety and security considerations, prompting a thorough review of the situation.
Effective October 26, 2023, the High Commission will resume visa services for the following categories:
- Entry Visa
- Business Visa
- Medical Visa
- Conference Visa
Emergency situations will continue to be addressed promptly by the High Commission and the Consulates General, as they have been in the past.
Further decisions regarding visa services will be made based on continuous evaluation of the security situation.
How to Reach Out:
If you have inquiries or need assistance, you can contact the High Commission at the following:
- Address: 10, Springfield Road, Ottawa, Ontario, KIM IC9
- Phone: +1-643-744-3751
- Fax: +1-613-744-0913
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.hciottawa.gov.in
The High Commission’s decision to resume visa services in these categories will be a relief for many individuals who have been waiting to travel to India. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to the High Commission for assistance.
Stay tuned to +1 News for further updates as the situation continues to be evaluated. Safe travels!